2021 Press Releases

Santa Ana College Vaccine POD Site


February 16, 2021

Ensuring Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: County of Orange Opens New COVID-19 Vaccine Point of Dispensing (POD) Site at Santa Ana College 

Starting February 17, 2021, at the direction of Chair Andrew Do and Vice Chairman Doug Chaffee, who formed the Testing and Vaccine Ad Hoc Committee of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the County will open a COVID-19 Vaccine POD (Point of Dispensing) site at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana. 

Inmate CalFresh Program


February 5, 2021

Innovative Proposal to Pre-Enroll Inmates in Nutrition Program Prior to Release Granted Federal Approval

Starting March 1, 2021, Orange County inmates will be able to apply for CalFresh benefits (formerly called food stamps) up to 30 days before their release under a pilot program recently approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Addressing basic daily needs in order to ensure a successful transition back into the community is part of an aggressive County criminal justice reform strategy known as the Integrated Services Strategy.

Language Access for All


February 4, 2021

Language Access for All: OC Hires Veteran Journalist Martin Plascencia to Lead Spanish-Language Outreach

As part of its new language access policy, Orange County has hired Martin Plascencia to lead its Spanish-language communications and outreach efforts.

Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

January 26, 2021

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable: OC Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Pilot Program

Today, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan authored by Chairman Andrew Do and Vice Chairman Doug Chaffee to establish the COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Pilot Program, designed to improve direct access to vaccinations for individuals who live in the hardest-hit communities by the pandemic.